Burkina Faso

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a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa

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FIXTURES Today: Group A - Equatorial Guinea v Burkino Faso (4pm), Gabon v Congo (7pm).
There were few clear indications of what might of happened to the Boeing (McDonnell-Douglas) MD-83 aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said it asked to change route at 01:38 GMT because of a storm in the area.
There were few clear indications of what might of happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said it asked to change route at 0138 GMT because of a storm in the area.
When the minister was asked about the greatest challenge the educational sector faced in Burkino Faso, she thought for a minute before responding that, in her opinion, it was capacity.
Burkino Faso is a very poor, landlocked country in West Africa with a population of around 17 million.
Last year, Sweden topped the list, followed by the US and the UK, with Burkino Faso, Zimbabwe and Yemen propping up the foot of the table.
The cornerstone of the IDB's SSA22 strategy is the Ouagadougou Declaration of October 2002 adopted during the MDB's annual meeting in Burkino Faso, which incorporates the "IDB Cooperation Framework with Africa" with a commitment of $2bn for least-developed member countries in Africa over a five-year period (2003-2007).
Indeed, Maroc, which operates fixed-line, ISP and mobile services in Morocco, also has operations in Burkino Faso, Gabon, Mali and Mauritania.
GLOBAL GAME: A Burkino Faso fan enjoys the atmosphere during their African Cup of Nations match against Ethiopia.
The Ambassador has had a diverse career spanning over 37 years in the foreign service of the United States, including ambassadorship to Ethiopia and Burkino Faso.
But he said: "I've been coaching in South Africa and Burkino Faso and they play on some rotten, rockhard pitches but still play with good technical skill.
They encompass fifty-odd named subgroups numbering about one million people altogether, spread over northern Ivory Coast, southern Mali and Burkino Faso.
Over 100 organisations in across eight nations - Lesotho, Kenya, Ghana, Burkino Faso, Mali, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda - used football players namely Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack, to educate children the importance of hand washing.
They tested their theory on 2,500 Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in Burkino Faso, west Africa.
The vast majority were from sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkino Faso.